Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins: 5 Keys to Victory

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Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; General view of a penalty flag on the field during the game between the Baltimore Ravens against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Fewer Miscues

The biggest problem the last time out was the inexcusable number of penalties called against them. The calls weren’t limited to just one side of the ball. The offense could never get anything started and the defense failed to get off the field.

The makeshift offensive line committed numerous penalties after being hit with injuries. The defense had their fair share of flags thrown, regardless of what you think about Terrell Suggs hit on Sam Bradford. He had two other costly penalties on that same drive.

Baltimore also committed several turnovers, including two interceptions by Joe Flacco that led to scoring drives for the Eagles. Both picks came off overthrown balls and led to points. Flacco and the offense must take better care of the ball.

Then, there was the abnormal amount of misplays throughout the game. The special teams allowed a touchdown. Players lined up out of position. There were too many gaffes on offense and defense for a highly respected football team. Washington isn’t the most talented team, but any team can capitalize on mistakes.

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